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NFL notebook: Jets sign Vick, release Sanchez

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Friday, March 21, 2014, 9:33 p.m.
 

Michael Vick is switching green jerseys — and maybe trading his clipboard for a starting job. The Jets signed the former Eagles quarterback to a one-year deal on Friday, and released Mark Sanchez, the one-time face of the franchise. Vick was a free agent after spending the last five seasons with the Eagles. He will be reunited with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who helped the quarterback have the best season of his career in Philadelphia in 2010. Vick was plagued by injuries the last three years and lost the starting job last year to Nick Foles. Vick could present a real challenge to Jets starter Geno Smith, who played well down the stretch of his rookie season, but finished with 12 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. “He's a great talent who's won many games, including playoff games, in this league,” Mornhinweg said of Vick in comments posted on the team's website. “He has the respect of both his teammates and opponents. He's here in a role where he's going to compete and push Geno Smith to become the very best that he can be. Michael will be able to go in and play at a high level and a winning level if called upon.”

Matt Schaub and the Raiders are both hoping to put the mistakes of 2013 in the past. The Raiders acquired Schaub from Houston for a sixth-round draft pick, giving the quarterback a second chance after he lost his starting job with the Texans last season. The 32-year-old is a two-time Pro Bowler, who last made the game in 2012. He had been solid for the Texans since taking over the job after being traded from Atlanta in 2007, but his best seasons came in 2009 and 2012 when he started every game. Coach Dennis Allen said Schaub comes in as the starter after Terrelle Pryor and Matt McGloin were inconsistent last year in Oakland's second straight four-win season. The move takes pressure off Oakland to use a high draft pick on a quarterback in May when Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel are all projected as first-round picks.

• Titans defensive end Adewale Ojomo was arrested in a prostitution sting. A Miami police report stated the 25-year-old South Florida native was booked into jail on a charge of soliciting a prostitute. He was being held on $500 bail.

 

 
 


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